Culver City Commercial Real Estate Makes Inroads Outside of Downtown
For the past few years, Downtown Culver City was the new hotspot of LA’s Westside, but new commercial real estate developments in other parts of Culver City have expanded the city’s appeal especially regarding retail and food services. Several commercial property developments along Washington Boulevard in both east and west Culver City have sprung up in the past year. Just east of Downtown Culver City, plans are underway and ground has broken on new mixed-use projects centered around the Expo Light Rail stop at Washington Blvd. and National Blvd.
Jon Varsano of Vars Realty brokered a deal for the recently opened Juice Served Here at 3731 Robertson Blvd between Washington Blvd and Venice Blvd across the street from the Culver City Expo Line Train Stop. Juice Served Here serves raw, organic, cold-pressed juices. They are sourced locally whenever possible and no two juices are alike. The Robertson location is the main juicing facility and has a commissary open to the public. There is a retail location at 8366 West 3rd Street in Los Angeles near the Beverly Center. More info may be found at www.juiceservedhere.com
The Expo Train Line opened last year with a phase one terminus in Culver City. The Expo-Adjacent commercial real estate project formerly known as Legado Crossing is now called Access Culver City and developed by South Carolina’s Greystar Real Estate, the mixed-user will have 115 luxury apartments and 31,240 square feet of retail. Greystar expects work to be done next summer. Across the street from Access will be The Platform, an upscale retail project from developers Runyon Group. The Architects Abramson Teiger features a style similar to the Space15Twenty retail complex on Cahuenga in Hollywood which will have about half a dozen three- and four-story buildings.
Further west down Washington Boulevard in Culver City is the mixed-use Tilden Terrace, near Overland and Culver. The horizontal project will have 33 units for low- and moderate-income folks when it opens in July. At the recently opened Culver Crossroads at Sepulveda and Washington, a new restaurant just opened with keeping in theme with the health theme of many other Culver City retail businesses. Sage Vegan Organic Bistro and its vegan ice cream joint, KindKreme, feature upscale dining along Sepulveda just south of Washington Blvd in Culver City.
Going West down Washington Boulevard, near Inglewood Boulevard, a Vancouver-based developer is looking to build 149 apartments, says the Los Angeles Business Journal. Bastion Development Corp. has three mixed-use projects going between Lincoln and Inglewood. Continuing westward on Washington Boulevard in Culver City there is movement at Centinela where a stalled project is finding new life.
The 60,0000-square-foot plan known as Market Hall, a new, environmentally-friendly “compound for food artisans, restaurants, farmer’s stalls, and more” at Washington and Centinela in Culver City. Culver City Times reports that the architect, developer, and the city’s traffic engineer recently met for a design workshop on the market.
Meanwhile in the much heralded Downtown Culver City, the Lot B project which has been stalled for years is still bogged down in bureaucracy. It will be developed eventually and there are several ambitious plans proposed, but for now all the commercial real estate action is to the east and west of the core area of DTCC. Find more info about Culver City Commercial Real Estate.